Soy in ALL its forms non fermented is a horrible antinutrient. It blocks uptake of vital nutients and has estrogenic effects. It will prevent your assimilating many essential fatty acids and vitamins. It's another of those foods which are pushed at us as "healthy"...but only insofar as it's "healthy" for the growers and marketers. It's probably one of the most GMO "foods" out there. It's right in there with the "healthy grains" that we're bombarded with these days. NOT.
Hang in there on induction. Some people have a really hard time of it. I agree with the advice for broths - especially good homemade bone broth. It's ridiculously easy to make. And increase your good fats: get some coconut oil, or coconut manna/butter. Drink some tea with lots of REAL WHOLE cream. Fats will help you over the worst parts. See if you can avoid not only sugars and sugar alcohols, but anything even tasting of "sweet." I've read some information lately that implies that your brain might interpret even the taste of sweet in such a way that it mounts an insulin response. That could be an obstacle in your path, at least until you're over the induction blues.
If you're tempted to reduce your discomfort by slipping just a bit of this or that, remember that it may alleviate the present distress, but it's also likely to prolong the process. Dig in. Hang on. It will pass - I promise!
some low-carbers and paleo folks advocate magnesium supplements for leg cramps and other muscular disorders. You might try that.
And you're right: peanuts are NOT nuts. They're legumes; there are plenty of delicious nut butters available now which are great when you're craving peanut butter. Try some! or, better yet, make your own! It's pretty easy.
Anyone eating beans, please remember to soak them overnight or at least for several hours, changing the water periodically. It won't reduce their carbs, but it will help neutralize all the phytates, etc.
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 3/27/2013 (02:40)
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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